Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Henry Lawson Poems

321. Beaten Back 3/26/2010
322. The Captain Of The Push 1/3/2003
323. Bonnie New South Wales 3/26/2010
324. The Ships That Won'T Go Down 1/1/2004
325. Second Class Wait Here 3/26/2010
326. Foreign Lands 3/26/2010
327. As It Was In The Beginning 3/26/2010
328. Introduction – A Glimpse Of Boyhood 3/26/2010
329. When The Bush Begins To Speak 3/27/2010
330. Booth's Drum [1] 3/26/2010
331. At The Tug-0-War 3/26/2010
332. Old North Sydney 3/26/2010
333. Only A Sod 3/29/2010
334. The Shearers 1/1/2004
335. The Blue Mountains 12/31/2002
336. Saint Peter 3/26/2010
337. Laughing And Sneering 3/26/2010
338. Bill And Jim Fall Out 3/26/2010
339. Divorced 3/26/2010
340. The Poets Of The Tomb 12/31/2002
341. The Drover's Sweetheart 12/31/2002
342. The Wattle 1/1/2004
343. Song Of The Dardanelles 3/26/2010
344. But What's The Use 3/26/2010
345. On Looking Through An Old Punishment Book [at Eurunderee School] 3/26/2010
346. Do You Think That I Do Not Know? 3/26/2010
347. My Army, O, My Army! 3/26/2010
348. Never, Never Land 3/26/2010
349. Ireland Shall Rebel 3/26/2010
350. New Life, New Love 3/26/2010
351. Lachlan Side 3/26/2010
352. What Have We All Forgotten? 3/27/2010
353. Antony Villa 3/26/2010
354. Grey Wolves Grey 3/26/2010
355. The Things We Dare Not Tell 1/3/2003
356. For'Ard 1/1/2004
357. The Lights Of Cobb & Co. 1/1/2004
358. By Hut, Homestead And Shearing Shed, 3/26/2010
359. Fighting Hard 3/26/2010
360. The Shame Of Going Back 12/31/2002

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • Garry Sharp (8/7/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Joan, re terms
    A 'sliprail' is used. In place of a gate at the entrance of a stock yard. More than one rail can be used. They are slipped out of the way to permit animals to enter or leave the enclosure. They are mentioned in Henry's famous poem, The Sliprail and the Spur.
    'Select' was the process of acquiring a parcel of land. It was a process of encouraging closer settlement of farming land and was a sub-division of a squatter's land. Have a look at Henry's The Free Selector's Daughter.
    Henry is indeed a genius. One of my favourites is Because of Her Father's Blood, also Booth's Drum 2

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  • Ruby Honeytip Ruby Honeytip (11/24/2012 12:15:00 AM)

    His poems are sprinkled all through my life and I find it a comfort to wander through the legacy of his work. What a cracker of a poet he was: ^)

  • Atlas Atlas (5/7/2012 5:29:00 AM)

    he is the best poet and he is an inspiration

  • Jann Rau Jann Rau (4/28/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    What cool poems, reminds me of the late Barry Crump

  • Sara Smith (1/23/2012 5:25:00 AM)

    I love Henry Lawson's work. Here's a reply to Lynda on Lake Eliza - I think you might find it in The Rising Of The Court by the man himself, published in 1910 but I have never seen an actual copy, just reproduced parts. There is a reference ISBN: 1920897437. :)

  • Lynda Cracknell (9/30/2011 7:21:00 PM)

    Can anyone tell me what publication (if any) contains the poem about Lake Eliza? I see it's now on poemhunter, but we were once told it wasn't published anywhere. Not sure whether that was true or not.

  • Joan Solomon (10/13/2008 12:40:00 PM)

    I enjoy the poetry, but I wish there was a dictionary for terms that make no sense to me. (sliprails, select)

  • Stiffy Tiffy (3/6/2006 4:27:00 PM)

    i really liked ur poem after all u did a really good job on it

  • Chezz Lr (12/24/2005 9:07:00 PM)

    where is the waterlilly? ..... i cant find the poem 'The Water-Lilly' does any one know where i could find it?

Best Poem of Henry Lawson

After All


The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
My spirit revives in the morning breeze,
though it died when the sun went down;
The river is high and the stream is strong,
and the grass is green and tall,
And I fain would think that this world of ours is a good world after all.

The light of passion in dreamy eyes, and a page of truth well read,
The glorious thrill in a heart grown cold of the spirit I thought was dead,
A song that goes to a comrade's heart, and a tear of pride let fall --
And my soul is strong! and the ...

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At The Beating Of A Drum

Fear ye not the stormy future, for the Battle Hymn is strong,
And the armies of Australia shall not march without a song;
The glorious words and music of Australia's song shall come
When her true hearts rush together at the beating of a drum.

We may not be there to hear it – 'twill be written in the night,
And Australia's foes shall fear it in the hour before the fight.
The glorious words and music from a lonely heart shall come
When our sons shall rush to danger at the beating o

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